Mourners Before a Tomb Door
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This relief fragment shows two men, on the right, who make the gestures of mourners. The small cuts in the stone surface above and in front of the figures represent the dust that mourning Egyptians poured on their heads as a sign of bereavement. To the left can be seen the traces of a man in official dress who appears to be hurrying from the opened door of the tomb. Unlike many of the objects in this gallery, the scene suggests distress in the presence of death.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
9 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 7/8 in. (24.3 x 36 x 2.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Mourners Before a Tomb Door, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 7/8 in. (24.3 x 36 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.114. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.69.114_wwgA-2.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.69.114_wwgA-2.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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